The Skinderlop cat is a brand new breed of hairless cat (December 2012). It is a cross between the Sphynx and the Scottish Fold. As a result, this hybrid cat is almost hairless and has folded ears. Some of the first Skinderlop kittens born are featured on this page. The main picture below shows a female red tabby.
It seems a bit strange to describe a near hairless cat as a tabby cat because the word “tabby” usually describes a sort of coat. However hairless cats do have patterns in the skin and in the peach-fuzz fur.
In 2009, Americans, Kristen Leedom, of Scheherazadectz and Quendi Cattery and Nancy Raber of Lecrislin Cattery joined forces to express their shared vision to create a Sphynx with folded ears.
Unsurprisingly the Skinderlop is intelligent, agile and mischevious. These are traits associated with the Sphynx. The Sphynx has quite a reputation as a smart and friendly cat. The Scottish Fold supplied the interesting folded ears and I guess some of their character. Scottish Folds have sweet dispositions and a gentle manner.
As the breed is brand new it is yet to be accepted by the major cat associations, the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) and The International Cat Association (TICA). Kristen and Nancy have high hopes and solid expectations that their cat will be accepted and progress to championship level.
Developing The Breed
Kirsten and Nancy welcome approaches from other breeders who’d like to get involved in developing the Skinderlop. Contact details: